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EKH tops chart for rape cases

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SHILLONG, April 17: Meghalaya home minister Roshan Warjri revealed that “rape cases” forms a major chunk of the crimes against women in Meghalaya and East Khasi Hills (EKH) district alone saw as many as 62 out of the 179 rape cases registered from beginning to 2012 to March 31, 2013.

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Diesel tanker accident creates massive traffic jam, locals make merry

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SHILLONG, April 17: A loaded tanker coming towards Shillong from Assam overturned at Mawiong causing traffic movement to come an absolute halt for over an hour in the National Highway 40 on Wednesday evening.
According to sources, the incident happened in the evening hours when the tanker carrying diesel overturned.
Additional Superintendent of Police (Traffic), S Rynjah said that after the tanker overturned, there was slight amount of diesel spillage.

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Govt to implement RTE under ‘status quo’ in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 17: The state government on Wednesday assured that it would be implementing the ‘Meghalaya Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011’ but under ‘status quo’ as demanded by Church bodies who run various schools in the state.
Chairman of the Meghalaya Church Leaders Coordination Committee on Education, Fr R M Majaw, informed that as of now the government has assured to the committee that status quo would be maintained with regards to the constitution of the School Managing Committees (SMC) and modification of the rules.

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Govt issues revised Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation scheme for misguided youths

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SHILLONG, April 17: In a much appreciated effort to mould human resource with a special focus on youths, the Meghalaya government on Wednesday said it will continue to encourage the misguided youth who have strayed into the path of militancy to join the mainstream.

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One GNLA militant surrenders

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SHILLONG, April 17: In yet another feather on the cap of Meghalaya police, a hard – core militant of Garo National Liberating Army (GNLA) on Tuesday surrendered before the police in East Garo Hills district.
The cadre has been identified as Jeron Marak a resident of Ampati, North Garo Hills district.

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